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Bali Garden Party-Inspired Wedding

When it came time to pick a wedding venue Georgie and Tim wanted something special. A place not only beautiful - trust me, the Amanusa Resort fits that bill – but also somewhere layered with meaning. In a nod to the Bride’s Indonesian roots and desire for a garden party vibe, they settled on a Bali-set wedding designed by Asmara Weddings and captured by Thomas Stewart. See the whole day here. 

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From The Bride…Georgie and Tim met at work, in an advertising agency in Sydney. As Tim was leaving the company he decided it was about time he asked Georgie out. She said yes and a year later they went traveling through Europe and South America for six months and moved to New York, where they got engaged. Georgie always wanted to go on safari for her honeymoon so Tim filled their apartment with inflatable zoo animals and asked her to go to Africa with him.

We wanted to get married in a place that would not just mean something to us on the day but in the future as well. Georgie’s mum is not only Indonesian, but her mum and dad have just moved to Bali. We wanted a garden party style venue and when we saw Amanusa, it was easy decision. Plus, it’s Bali.

Planning the wedding was interesting to say the least! We planned the whole thing from the States, with the exception of a 4 day trip to Bali. During this time, we also changed jobs and moved to the other side of the States 6 months before the wedding. When you are doing so much via email and Internet searches you really have to trust the people you are working with. 

When they tell you the day goes fast, they are not lying. I think we were both quite taken aback on the day. To have so many loved ones there for you and to see this event you have been planning everyday, actually happening, even better than you imagined, it was almost too much. Someone described a wedding day to us as being like a soldier returning home from war. You can do no wrong. It’s your day to be a hero, so stop for a moment and take the whole thing in.

From Thomas Stewart…Georgie and Tim’s wedding was just epic. I’ve never seen a venue as incredible as Amanusa; at night, the reception looked like a scene straight out of a fairy tale. Despite the heat and crazy humidity, and even despite some random lighting problems during speeches, the day was a huge success. I loved Georgie’s incredible Jenny Packham gown which was super elegant; I also loved the venue styling. The Balinese love their styling!

Photography: Thomas Stewart | Event Planner: Asmara Weddings And Events | Cake: BuzzBakeHouse | Bride's Shoes: Vince Camuto | Bridesmaids' Shoes: Nine West | Rings: Equinox Jewelers; Portland, OR | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Ted Baker | Hair Stylist: Yuni At La Fausta Salon | Band: Martini Club Sydney | Groom's Shoes: Saint Laurent | Groom's Suit: Tom Ford | Bride's Dress: Jenny Packham | Ceremony And Reception Venue: Amanusa Resort | Earrings: Nadri Jewelry | Florist / Stylist: Gloriosa Flower House | Stop-Motion: Anna Blackman

Romantic Cliff-top Wedding by the Sea in Bali

Cliff-top in Bali is a dream destination for most and when you see how that cliff was transformed into a romantic glittering evening under the stars, you might just jump ship and come on over to the destination wedding side. It’s travel meets Lazaro gown perfection crafted by CherAnge + Gloriosa and Jemma Keech who takes the most stunning photographs. Have a look right here for the beautiful proof.

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From The Bride…When we got first got engaged, we knew that we wanted to be surrounded by our closest friends and family on the day of our wedding. After careful deliberation, a destination wedding seemed to best fit that bill. When we asked around, everyone said, “Pick somewhere fun!” As native Californians, we both have a deep love for the ocean. Getting married in Bali gave us the chance to start off our marriage with beautiful cliff top views of the ocean surrounded by our amazing families and friends.

We are blessed to have friends and family who share our love of travel; our friends traveled from Boston, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Australia, and Taiwan to share the day with us. We wanted to everyone to feel like they were on a family vacation, so we started the events with a beachside welcome dinner the night before the wedding and hosted a BBQ pool party the day after.

We wanted our guests to feel like they were celebrating in an intimate backyard party and Villa Bayuh Sabbha turned out to be the perfect venue. The decor and outdoor living spaces of the 5-room estate felt homey and uniquely Balinese. The gorgeous grassy cliff overlooking the ocean gave us the perfect only-in-our-dreams location to hold the ceremony.

Even though the international travel made it a bit tricky to add personal touches to the wedding, we managed to bring two suitcases of DIY items, including all the wedding signage and framed family photos. Instead of a formal sit-down dinner, we wanted to pay homage to our Taiwanese roots and had live-cooking stations (one of which featured a full suckling pig!) reminiscent of Asian night markets. I have a personal love of cronuts, so instead of a traditional tiered wedding cake, the guests noshed on cronuts and gelato.

With everything lit in fairy lights and golden votives, the night simply glowed. We had our first dance lit by sparklers held by our guests encircling the dance floor. The love surrounding us was truly tangible and we will never forget that amazing day.

Photography: Jemma Keech | Videography: Bali Metro Digiart | Wedding Coordinator: CherAnge | Florist: Gloriosa | Wedding Gown: Lazaro | Bridesmaids' Dresses: JCrew & Monique Lhuillier | Catering: Fabulous Foods | Lighting And Sound: DJ BLeeV | Luxury Villa's: Villa Bayuh Sabbha

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Destination Bali Wedding Film at Ayana Resort & Spa

Do yourself a big favor today, and set aside some time to watch this film from Denee Motion Boutique Wedding Cinema. Trust me. Because not only is this video a beautiful look into this absolutely amazing wedding, but it’s also like a virtual vacation to Bali. And how can you go wrong with that? It’s five minutes well spent, and it all starts when you push play.

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From The Bride…Toby and I met at work and as soon as we figured out that we had so much in common, we started dating. We bought a house over a year ago in Los Angeles and then Toby proposed on my 33rd birthday, november 2nd, 2012. We chose to get married in Bali because it was a childhood dream of mine, my mom being from Indonesia, I have come to bali several times and always knew it would be the place where i would start a beautiful marriage. Since Toby was from UK, this seemed reasonable as his family and friends would have had to fly out no matter where we chose. In 2012 we attended Sean and Simone Hancock’s wedding in France (vimeo.com/44029426), and that is where we had the pleasure of meeting Deneemotion. We fell in love with the video they produced and asked them to be a big part of our wedding. They have captured the most beautiful day in Toby and my life and we can now relive the magical day.

Photography: Ferry Tjoe Photography | Cinematography: Denee Motion Boutique Wedding Cinema | Accessories: Tennis Boutique | Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Wedding Venue: Ayana Resort & Spa

Bali Wedding

If there is one thing I’ve learned while working at SMP, it’s that crazy gorgeous weddings happen in Bali. I’m talking weddings held on breathtaking cliff sides with brides and grooms who really, really know how to throw a party.  And this beautiful day captured by Sherise Fleming?  All of the above with an extra side of pretty.  See it all in the full gallery.

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From Sherise Fleming Photographer… Anna and Aaron’s wedding in Bali was truly something special. By having a destination wedding they were able to celebrate and holiday with their friends and family while enjoying all that Bali had to offer. They described their wedding theme as Modern Vintage with some Balinese aspects.

The couple were married at the Royal Pita Maha, a one of a kind resort located in the spiritually charged village of Ubud, Bali. Guests were treated to amazing views, fantastic weather and great company. The location was chosen after Anna and Aaron had visited Bali during their engagement period. With the help of their very kind tour guide Mully they searched for something different and beautiful, a place where they could have a holiday with their nearest and dearest and even return to in the future.

Anna and Aaron saw each other before the ceremony so once they were wed they could immediately celebrate with their guests. The groom first saw his bride at the bottom of the resort by the Ayung River. We had decided on this location the day before, as it was truly a wonderful spot that was not only beautiful but intimate and private. The Royal Pita Maha had provide us with some amazing locations for photos. The resort is surrounded by cliffs creating a hidden oasis that boasts beautiful water features, well landscaped gardens and amazing villas.

Their Ceremony took place in a glass chapel that was positioned on the cliff side of the resort. This ensured that all guests had a view of not only the gorgeous couple but the rainforest valley that surrounded them. A cocktail hour followed with signature cocktails and acoustic music played by Anna’s sister and cousin.

Traditional Balinese dancers accompanied by a Balinese band started what would be a very special and unique reception. The couple put on a glorious banquet accompanied by wine from around the world (thanks to their close friend that works in the industry). The night ended as it should with everyone on the dance floor.

Photographer: Sherise Fleming Photographer | Flowers: International Flora Bali | Wedding Dress: Mariana Hardwick | Cake: Pepito Bakery | Brides Shoes: Peep Toe | Rings: Jeremy Fleming Jewellers | Bridesmaids Dresses: Alannah Hill | Makeup: Renee Pettit | Hair: Lydia Dowsett and Rachel Lindrea | Groom and Groomsmens Suits: New England Suits | Head Piece: Lovisa | Jewellery: Lovisa | Veil: Mariana Hardwick | Wedding Venue: The Royal Pita Maha, Ubud Bali

Tirtha Luhur Wedding

Here at SMP, we’re total suckers for a good love story. So when I heard about these two sweeties whose paths fatefully crossed on the isle of Greece 7  YEARS after their first meeting, I nearly went weak at the knees. It’s an amazing tale with an equally amazing celebration, so believe me when I say you can’t miss LightedPixels Photography’s gorgeous gallery + Bali Metro Digiart’s stunning film below!

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From the Bride… The love story of Jay & Amy hark back to 2004 when they met each other at Sentosa beach in Singapore. Warm sunshine, soothing sea breeze and the blue ocean as the backdrop of where their paths crossed. 7 years later, destiny finds its way back to these two lovebirds in the isles of Greece. Their craziness about each other overpowered the air around. 5 months later, Jay followed his heart, flew to Singapore and proposed to Amy. Her answer sealed their way to happiness and happily ever after.

Why the theme “Breeze from the Aegean Sea”…We fell in love on the Greek Islands where everything is blue and white there. So we wanted our wedding to reminisce the place where our love blossomed. An intimate affair filled only with the people we love most in a beautiful setting for the perfect, unrushed reunion, there is surely nothing better than to have it on the cliff-top overlooking the Indian Ocean. And to have all the decoration and details in blue and white.

We prepared the wedding one year in advance together with my wedding planner from Tirtha Bridal. They helped us with conceptualizing major items such as flowers, stage and decorations. And for the small details i wanted to DIY myself so that i can keep these crafts and pass it on to my future children such as: ring pillow, unity candles, bridesmaids’ corsages, floral crowns, invitation cards, thank you cards, escort cards, table menu. It was so much fun doing them!

The wedding day turned out to be exactly how i have imagined it for the past year. It was so romantic, enchanting and fairy-tale like. Although we had many friends and family with us that day, we still felt like we were in a bubble of our own. If I could, I wish to re-live that day once more!

Photographer: LightedPixels Photography - Alwin Lim | Videographer: Bali Metro Digiart | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Wedding Bands: Saxifrage | Bridal Gown Designer: Tan Yoong | Bride's Hairpiece: Gioielli | Engagement Ring & Earrings: Joaillerie du Centre | Hair & Makeup Artist: Ely Augustina | Wedding Day Venue: Tirtha Luhur, Bali | Wedding Venue: Tirtha Luhur, Bali

Banyan Tree Ungasan Wedding

Visiting Bali has always been on the tippy top of my bucket list. And this stunner of a wedding? It’s only given me MORE reason to believe making it to there is an absolute must. It’s truly one of the most amazing “I dos” we’ve ever come across (have you seen those views?!) and it has everything to do with the amazing work of Flying BrideErika Gerdemark captured the day behind the lens and Balimetro crafted a film you just mustn’t miss. Catch it all below!

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From the Bride… Kevin and I got married in Bali on 28 Juy 2012. The ceremony took place at breathtaking Tirtha Uluwatu Chapel, followed by wonderful reception at JuMaNa, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts. At the end of the wedding, and even after many months later, our guests would still talk about our wedding, of how meaningful and impressive the wedding was they deemed it to be the best wedding they have ever attended. Soon, through word of mouth many people approached me and asked me to help them with their wedding, And thus, Flying Bride, a wedding concept & design company was born.

THE LOVE STORY: It all started with a ministry to visit a retirement home. We did not know each other at that time, but a common friend that organized the event introduced us. “It was love at first sight”, professed Kevin. The rest, is history.

THE PROPOSAL: Kevin proposed in Singapore, at the roof top of Marina Bay Sands overviewing the magnificent view of the bay and the city. He knelled down on one knee with a diamond on one hand, and asked me to marry him.

THE WEDDING: Every element we used in the wedding was personalized to incorporate our character and taste. There are stories behind the choice of venue, food, etc. to result in a signature wedding that is very much a reflection of us, and our story.

White wedding was the chosen theme. White exudes purity, holiness, and sacredness that brings forth magical feeling to the atmosphere. Rows of white Orchids were tastefully arranged in tall vases by the chapel aisle, which led to the center stage and the main focal point of the decoration. A transparent altar table was beautifully decorated with an array of white Roses and white Orchids, under the umbrella of hanging honeycombs and flying butterfly ornaments.

We wanted to continue with the white wedding theme at the reception however needed a twist to it. Hence, we added cream and champagne color into the palette to bring the guests to experience a more elegant yet warmer ambiance that would reflect the extravagant food and wine, under an intimate wedding experience. A small stage fully decorated with white drapery, hanging crystal and white roses was especially built for the bridal table. Instead of the typical long table, we opted for an interesting arrangement of a sweetheart table.

Traditional tea ceremony is a ritual that is performed to respect parents and other family member. As tea ceremony is rooted from Chinese culture, we wanted red, gold, dark colored wood and some Chinese elements to be the theme of the decoration. Also, instead of the usual indoor tea ceremony, we made use of the gorgeous Indonesian Ocean as their backdrop. The result was breathtaking.

Photography: Erika Gerdemark | Cinematography: Balimetro | Wedding Dress: Melta | Invitations: Goodmoments | Stationery: Papeterie | Reception: Banyan Tree Ungasan | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Chapel: Tirtha Uluwatu | Event Concept & Design: Flying Bride